# Is his attempt (the doctor) to intervene for Sadie at the governor’s residence beneficial to her situation?

Question from Rain by Somerset Maugham
The doctor's intervention was not at all beneficial. As the Governor stated, “Id be very glad to oblige you, Dr. Macphail, but Ive given the order and it must stand.” Thus, we can infer that the visit, though commendable, was a waste of time.